Discovering democracy: the law rules

TLF ID L9514

Interact with a slideshow of images and text to explore the development of law and citizens' rights in the early years of British settlement in Australia. Look in particular at the role of Governor Macquarie, and compare the judicial system in his time with the Australian judicial system of today. Complete a related task.




Educational details

Educational value
  • Presents material showing how the legal rights of early colonists in Australia developed, providing the antecedents of Australia's current legal system.
  • Promotes an understanding of the influence of Britain on the origins of the Australian legal system.
  • Encourages students to compare Australia's early legal system with its current system.
  • Provides a related student task.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Studies of society and environment
  • History

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Kay Bishop
  • Organization: Kay Bishop
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Address: QLD, AUSTRALIA
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Government Printing Office collection\, State Library of New South Wales
  • Organization: Government Printing Office collection\, State Library of New South Wales
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Hearing independence
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © 2020 Education Services Australia Ltd, unless otherwise indicated. This resource may be used free-of-charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided any acknowledgements are retained.